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Author Lawlor, Mary, 1949-

Title Public Native America : tribal self-representations in casinos, museums, and powwows / Mary Lawlor
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Identity in Mashantucket -- Displaying loss at Navajoland -- Wind river lessons -- Keeping history at Acoma Pueblo -- Indigenous internationalism : native rights and the United Nations
Summary The Native American casino and gaming industry has attracted unprecedented American public attention to life on reservations. Other tribal public venues, such as museums and powwows, have also gained in popularity among non-Native audiences and become sites of education and performance. In Public Native America, Mary Lawlor explores the process of tribal self-definition that the communities in her study make available to off-reservation audiences. Focusing on architectural and interior designs as well as performance styles, she reveals how a complex and often surprising cultural dynamic is cre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-227) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Ethnopsychology -- North America.
Gambling on Indian reservations -- North America.
Indians in popular culture -- North America.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Indians of North America -- Psychology.
Indians of North America -- Public opinion.
Museum exhibits -- North America.
Powwows -- North America.
Public opinion -- North America.
Self-perception -- North America.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005028059
ISBN 0813538645
0813539978 (electronic bk.)
9780813539973 (electronic bk.)